Happy Friday and National Chicken Wing Day, Daily Money readers! Jayme Deerwester back with you. Personally, I’m not a fan of big wings – it’s a lot of mess and a lot of work for a little food – but I respect that I’m in the minority here. So I have a list directing you to all the freebies and discounts available today.
Last week, we reported that some Walgreens allow pharmacists to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions if they have moral objections. This is part of the fallout from the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, who eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, returning decision-making power to the states.
Senators: Walgreens policy prioritizes employee morality over customer rights
Now, Democratic Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, both of Illinois, are formally asking CEO Roz Brewer to revise the policy.
“Your policy apparently does not expressly respect the religious and moral beliefs of your customers who wish to purchase legal drugs and contraceptives,” the senators wrote. They are also unhappy with the chain’s contingency plan, which requires employees to refer the transaction to a colleague.
“Despite (Walgreens’) policy requirement that a customer’s needs be met in a ‘timely’ fashion even if a pharmacist has a moral objection, your policy would have delayed timely access to medications,” wrote underlined Duckworth and Durbin.
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Good news for South West passengers
Southwest Airlines passengers now have a little more flexibility when their plans go wrong. The airline announced on Thursday that the credits it gives when travelers have to cancel their tickets will no longer expire, regardless of the type of ticket they purchased.
“”Flight Credits Never Expire” aligns with a bold philosophy to provide our customers with ultimate simplicity and ease of travel, just like “baggage flies free”, just like “not change fees,” just like “points don’t expire — they’re a first-of-its-kind differentiator combination in our industry that only Southwest offers,” Southwest CEO Bob Jordan said in a statement.
Customers don’t have to do anything to take advantage of the new policy, Ryan Green, Southwest’s chief marketing officer, told USA TODAY.
“The only thing they need to know is that they don’t have to do anything. They have nothing to do. We take care of that for them in the background,” he said.
🎧 Background music 🎧
I kind of had to follow Lankybox’s musical ode to the chicken wing today:
“Chicken wing, thinking I’m about to eat it all. I’m going crazy for these donuts with all that frosting. And I don’t know how, but every time I look around, all I see is food and my stomach just starts to growl!”
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